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Antibiotics no longer needed in infected nail care

Ingrown nails can be a thing of the past says teacher/lecturer and Gold Coast Podiatrist Phillip R Perlman. Over the last 15 years he has taught both USA and Australian students minimally invasive, high success temporary and permanent ingrown nail procedures.

Utilising simple, office based techniques initial infections are treated so as to allow the patient to return to work the day the service is provided. Patients are then given a follow-up regime that allows resolution of the infection without the need for antibiotics.

Within a week many patients opt for permanent procedures which can also be performed as an office procedure. After care dressing materials are provided and patient care is minimal. Most patients find they can play golf or tennis the day following the procedure.